OMIA 001728-9940 : Sex determination in Ovis aries

In other species: torafugu , Nile tilapia , northern pike , horse , ass , clearhead icefish , goldfish , ayu , Japanese quail , silver trevally , chicken , Mallard , common quail , turkey , swan goose , Canada goose

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s)s (MIM numbers): 261550 (trait) , 600956 (gene)

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: unknown

Species-specific description: Zhang et al. (2018) provided indirect evidence that the ZFY gene plays a partial role in sex determination of sheep.


2018 Zhang, Y.S., Du, Y.C., Sun, L.R., Wang, X.H., Liu, S.B., Xi, J.F., Li, C.C., Ying, R.W., Jiang, S., Wang, X.Z., Shen, H., Jia, B. :
A genetic method for sex determination in Ovis spp. by interruption of the zinc finger protein, Y-linked (ZFY) gene on the Y chromosome. Reprod Fertil Dev :, 2018. Pubmed reference: 29505743. DOI: 10.1071/RD17339.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 23 Mar 2018
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 23 Mar 2018